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3.62 | 115 ratings

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3 stars The band has been EXTREMELY (too much) prolific with their live albums/DVD lately (I mean the last ten years or so). This was the supporting tour of their last good album as far as I'm concerned: "The Ladder".

I saw this tour, and it is of course always another experience while you SEE these men on stage than only looking at them on a DVD. My favourite moment is probably the great "Perpetual Change". It has always been a fave of mine, and it was the first time I could experienced it live, in front of my eyes. A rather moving moment of my life. A glorious rendition of this fabulous track.

So, now: what's less positive about this DVD? Well, maybe too many songs from "The Ladder" after all. As well as emasculated versions of "Time And A Word" and "Ritual" which I also felt while attending. To reduce these songs to a mere sixty seconds is just a crime.

Of course, to see these men playing such fabulous songs as "Yours is no Disgrace", "Perpetual Change", "And You, And I", "Awaken" and "Roundabout" is always fabulous and a great musical experience. But at the end of the day it is only half of the show.

The most annoying part of the show is with no doubt the "actions" form Jon. I praise him as a singer, but I can't stand him with his "love" stuff and all his preaching gestures. Dear old Carlos (Santana) has the same disease.

In all, I would say that the audio only version of this concert is maybe a better buy than this video unless you have never seen the band on stage (which is fortunately not my case, five times so far).

Three stars. "Awaken" is great.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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